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The Community Music Division of DePaul University will hold its 21st annual fundraiser, PERFORMATHON 2017, on Saturday, May 6. The Division also celebrates twenty-nine years of providing outstanding music instruction and programs to thousands of children and adults in the Chicago area. PERFORMATHON is a ten-hour marathon recital involving students of all ages who will share their musical skills throughout the day to help raise money for the Division's scholarship fund, educational enrichment programs and community partnerships. The scholarship fund provides tuition assistance to children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue quality music studies.

We cordially invite you to attend PERFORMATHON 2017 (free admission) on May 6, 2017 from 9:00am to 7:00pm at DePaul University's Lincoln Park Campus, 804 West Belden Avenue.

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Donate Items
We are currently accepting items for our online auction. Please help us reach our goal by donating merchandise to our auction. Supporting businesses and individuals will be thanked in our program. Click here to donate items now.

Mark your calendars! This year the auction will run March 1 - May 4, 2017. Whether you're looking for something unique for yourself, searching for a gift for a special someone, or looking to add a little adventure to your life, you're sure to find something in our auction. Every bid helps support our cause.

Why Bid? 
All proceeds from Performathon support our scholarship fund, educational enrichment programs, and community partnerships. Every dollar makes a difference for children in need of quality music instruction!
Tell Your Friends.
The success of this online auction depends on spreading the word to as many people as possible. We need your help. Please refer a friend and encourage them to participate so they don't miss a single moment of the fun and excitement.

Buy Raffle Tickets and Support "Adopt an Orchestra" Initiative at Spry Elementary.
Lucky raffle participants will win free or discounted CMD tuition and raffle tickets are available for purchase online. While bidding on your favorite items in our online auction, please also check out our Adopt an Orchestra Initiative at Spry Elementary. Every dollar helps support quality music lessons for students in need.

Forms for CMD Students & Families

Here are the ways you can contribute to Performathon:
  1. Collect Pledges.
    • ​Sign up sponsors for student performances on Performathon day. 
    • Pledge Form
  2. Place an ad in our annual Program Book.
  3. ​Donate or bid on an item in our Online Auction.
  4. ​​Purchase tickets for the Performathon Tuition Raffle.
  5. ​Become a Performathon Patron.​
    • ​​​Your name will be included on the Patron Page of the Program Book. 
    • Patron Form